read the Youth4Climate manifesto

A chance for young people to propose ideas and concrete actions to address climate change.

Almost 400 young people aged between 15 and 29 from 186 countries met in Milan from 28 – 30 September 2021 to address the main urgencies and priorities of climate action.

The ‘Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition’ meeting in Milan was part of the process of involvement of young people, which started in 2019, also thanks to the support of Italy, with the United Nations Youth Climate Summit, held in New York on 21 September 2019.

This event, organised by the Government of Italy, in partnership with the UK, dedicated the first two days to the development of a manifesto, while the last day featured a discussion on the declaration between the youth delegates and Ministers attending Pre-COP26. 

The youth delegates formed four working groups according to the following thematic areas: youth driving ambition, sustainable recovery, non-state actors’ engagement, and climate-conscious society. 

Read the Youth4Climate Manifesto here.

More information on the Youth4Climate thematic areas and follow Pre-cop26 on social media for further updates. 


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